Thursday, January 28, 2016

Preschool is the New Naptime

When Liam first started preschool back in August, I fantasized about all that I would do with my free time twice a week.  Running errands with only the baby in tow sounded like a breeze (and it is!).  I assumed my Tuesday & Thursday mornings would be full of grocery shopping, dry cleaning drop offs & pickup, meal prep, laundry, & any other projects that I felt like tackling.  And I started our strong; I really did.  I was amazed at all that I could accomplish during those three precious morning hours.  Sometimes I would even treat myself to some Starbucks and a little Nordstrom shopping.

So what do my precious preschool hours look like now?  They involve sleep.  The entire time.  Lots & lots of sleep.  Finn is usually ready for his morning nap the second we get home from dropping Liam off.  Now of course I could simply put Finn to sleep and then go about some household chores, because Lord knows there are always always things that need to be done.  But no.  Instead I stay in bed.  Sometimes I use that time to catch up on emails, news, blogs.  But more often than not, I sleep too!

When Liam was a baby, I often napped with him.  I always needed the extra sleep, and he always slept better with me anyways.  Win win.  But I don't often get those chances with Finn.  With a toddler in the house I am constantly trying to get Finn to sleep as quickly as possible (no easy task these days) and never get to spent those countless hours just snuggling in bed.  So this is how I spend my toddler free time now, and I don't feel one bit guilty.  Finn & I stay in bed until the last possible minute when I have to rush us both into the car to pick up Liam (which I have never been late for... impressive!)!  Perhaps when Finn drops the morning nap, I'll become productive again.  However, I am currently loving this little groove we are in.  God bless preschool.

And to end on a somewhat unrelated note... Liam insisted upon wearing a bowtie to school today.  He chose the short sleeved polo to go with it.  His fashion sense is so on point with being a trendy little prepster (hipster?).  Love him.  Love that dapper boy to pieces.


15 comments :

  1. ok. that bowtie and shirt?! I DIE. can he be my valentine? and i might need to adopt your nap time mantra. . . . i use school time to catch up on TV and maybe (just maybe) get a chore (or 10) done. . . and if the world is REALLY lucky i shower (but the world is hardly that lucky).

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  2. Hey, I say go for it! These days won't last forever and the chores can wait, so enjoy those sweet cuddles and napping with the littlest while you can :)

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  3. So glad you get some precious morning snuggles! That's better than running any errand in my opinion!

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  4. I think that is the perfect way to spend your preschool mornings! When you are being woken up at night, you deserve naps! And what a special time for Finn too :).

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  5. He's so stinking cute! I would definitely choose napping over chores. I mean, I even do that now and I don't have kids.

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  6. My preschool/nap time is spent on the computer- blogging/shopping! Although I know I should be cleaning up and doing a bunch of things around the house I put the priority on a little time for me! Sweet dreams to you!

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  7. oh my gosh he is so adorable! way more fashionable than me ;)

    and you keep on keepin on with those naps. sounds like the perfect way to spend your time if you ask me!

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  8. I second Elizabeth's comment! Your kids are little models- good grief! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Oh my gosh I'd do the same thing if I were you!! When I was on maternity leave, Nora went to her sitter 1x a week. I had high hopes of shopping, errands etc. but let's be honest...sleep always won out! Sweet, quiet, uninterrupted baby cuddles were how we spent our day!! And that bow tie! Love!

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  10. Awww sweet Liam in his bow tie! Adorable! Umm I don't blame you at all for napping especially with Finn! I did the same with Emmy last year! Why not?

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  11. Oh my goodness...so handsome and hipster :) And I'm jealous of your naps. I wish I could sleep when Nash does on preschool days, but I'm just so AWAKE. Then of course I'm ready for a nap after we pick Arden up!!

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  12. Oh my goodness...so handsome and hipster :) And I'm jealous of your naps. I wish I could sleep when Nash does on preschool days, but I'm just so AWAKE. Then of course I'm ready for a nap after we pick Arden up!!

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  13. That bowtie!! Cam found one that I bought for him and wears it whenever he can! I love this age!! And I love napping...I have started napping on Saturday afternoons, if I can get both kids down, at the same time! I guess waking up at 4:30 is catching up to me!

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  14. ok. how cute is Liam with his little bow tie? and naps....maybe i need to put Palmer in preschool now so I can get in on the nap time....

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